PHONE: 435-635-4668

Our next Community Council meeting of the ’23-’24 school year will be held in September.  

February 2023 Community Council Meeting Agenda

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Schedules & Minutes

**All meetings are open to the public & greater school community.

Council Responsibilities

  • Review school U-PASS data. U-PASS is a series of student tests.  Councils should review group results but individual data should not be shared. Other assessments may also be reviewed
  • Develop a School Improvement Plan
  • Develop a School LAND Trust Plan
  • Participate in the development of the Professional Development Plan
  • Develop a Child Access Routing Plan
  • Advise the school administration on local school issues
  • Provide an opportunity for issues of concern in the community to be presented to the school administration
  • Develop a Reading Achievement Plan

TSSP, Teacher Student Success Plan

Through the State of Utah, we receive additional funding through the TSSP rules that is also discretionary at the school level. The council and school staff can make suggestions for the spending of TSSP monies, but they are tied directly to the School-wide Improvement Plan that the principal makes each year. 

This year, we received $102,419 in TSSA that we used for the following:

  • 1 Teacher, Class size reduction 
  • 10% teacher, class size reduction (Intern teacher. District provided 50%, we had to pay 10% to complete the contract.)
  • 10% teacher, class size reduction, kindergarten @ last minute (30% was moved from Val Scott’s 40% contract, putting Val at 10%. 50% paid by Kindergarten OEK. District  provided 10%.)
  • Matching grant for Counselor (District pays 50%, we used TSSP to fund 20% and the matching mental health grant pays 20%)
  • 15 hours per week kinder reading aide

Council Members

Chair: Shiloa Leavitt                           435-669-8555
Co-Chair: Jenny Chamberlain          435-632-5072
Shannon Dalton
Rebecca Holman
Elizabeth Miles
Heather Okerlund
Rachelle Christian
Matthew Lowe 
Bryant Urry 
Mary Beranek 

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Elections for the Community Council take place each year in August. We are an organized group of parents and faculty who meet regularly to discuss the LAND Trust funding and plan, the School Improvement Plan, as well as the successes and needs of our school. Please consider attending meetings and/or becoming a member.  This is one of the many ways that we encourage our school community to become involved in the education process.

Did you know…

Utah received 7 million acres of land at statehood to generate funding for schools and almost half of the land remains in a trust for public education. The School and Institutional Trust Lands Administration (SITLA) manages the trust land. The School and Institutional Trust Funds Office (SITFO) invests the endowment funds and a portion of the earnings comes to our school each year.

Hurricane Elementary Trustlands Funding Summary

2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23
$66,997 $73,510 $80,630 $77,980 $84,350

Current Plan Report 

Final Plan Report Summaries


Digital Citizenship:

Utah schools received $89 million dollars from the School LAND Trust Program in the 2020-2021 School Year. This year our school received $84,350.12 

(We also have a carryover of $23,000 and so have amended last year’s plan.)

School Land Trust – Hurricane Elementary School

The current Trustlands Plan approved by last year’s School Community Council voted to spend our funds to pay for our reading intervention program. This program provides our school with WIN Time (What I Need) instruction, and our music teacher. 

  • We pay  for all students to have a ½ hour of small group reading instruction on specific skill areas where they need the most help. (127 hours per week of reading aides. This is a decrease in hours from last year.)
  • We allocated for 25% of our music teacher’s salary to match the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Arts grant.
    • We ended up paying much less for her (surprise!) because Mrs. Butler didn’t need some of the other benefits. We ended up only having to pay for 11.5% of her salary, but we still get her for 50% of the school year! 

Washington School District LAND Trust Site 

Our School Community Council is primarily responsible for the creation of our School LAND Trust Plan. This plan is created annually by analyzing our school testing data to determine the greatest academic need. The money our school receives from the School LAND Trust fund is allocated according to our plan. Over the years our school has purchased technology to support student learning, books for our leveled library, math manipulatives, science materials, and we’ve been able to hire additional personnel to support targeted learning in small groups. Our school is grateful for the School LAND Trust program and the opportunity we have as a school to allocate the funds to support our targeted and specific needs. The Council assists with school improvement, and make decisions on how to best spend the Trust LANDS funding. More information regarding the work of the Council and the current plan can be found by visiting the School LAND Trust Website.


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948 W 325N
Hurricane, Utah 847
T: 435-635-4668
F: 435-635-4670

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